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Podcasts

Download mp3 audio files of talks and events at our museums and galleries.  Transcripts are also available with each podcast.

A guide to listening to and downloading our podcasts can be found here.|  

2007

December

Dr Jon Murden and Dr Liz Stewart give a tour of the Magical History Tour exhibition, which charts 800 years of the city's history from its origins as a small village to the European Capital of Culture 2008
13.9MB, 30.51 mins
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Dr Mark Christian, associate professor of Sociology and Black World Studies at Miami University uses the case study of Liverpool’s apology for its role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade to explore the concept of slave apologies.
21.9MB, 47.53 mins
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Peter Betts gives an artwork of the month talk on John Robertson Reid's 'A Country Cricket Match' at the Lady Lever Art Gallery
4.7MB, 10.3 mins
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Categories:  Fine art

Esther Stanford (community law educational practitioner consultant and scholar activist in jurisprudence) and Dorothy Kuya (co-opted trustee of National Museums Liverpool and member of the International Slavery Museum council) lead a lively public debate about reparations to the continent of Africa and the African diaspora.
24.4MB, 42.56 mins
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November

Dr Paul O'Keeffe looks at Alfred Gilbert's Mors Janua Vitae in the Walker Art Gallery.
14.8MB, 32.43 mins
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Categories:  Decorative arts

Professor Marcus Rediker from the University of Pittsburg and author of 'The Slave Ship: A Human History', gives a fascinating talk on the horrors and realities of life and death on a transatlantic slave ship.
31.9MB, 67.57 mins
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Introductory speeches from the second of a series of public forums, each looking at one of the four themed galleries planned for the Museum Liverpool. This forum investigates themes relating to the Global City gallery
19.4MB, 42.56 mins
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Categories:  Urban/social history

October

In the first of our public discussions around the themes of the new Museum of Liverpool, Adrian Jarvis, Robert Lee and Ken Pye look at Liverpool as a port city.
22.87MB, 49.47 mins
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Categories:  Urban/social history

September

Peter Betts discusses Frederic Lord Leighton's 'Elijah in the Wilderness' at the Walker Art Gallery.
6.4MB, 14.33 mins
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Categories:  Fine art

August

Author Sim Branaghan delivers a lecture to coincide with the Josh Kirby exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery.
25.9MB, 55.14 mins
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July

Dr Paul O'Keeffe delivers a gallery talk on James Ensor's painting 'Old Lady with Masks'.
13.9MB, 29.27 mins
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Dr Paul O'Keeffe provides a guided tour of the Walker Art Gallery exhibition 'Out of this world: the art of Josh Kirby'.
24.7MB, 53.37 mins
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June

Head of the Lady Lever Art Gallery Sandra Penketh delivers a picture of the month talk on William Holman Hunt's 'The Tuscan Girl'
13.3MB, 28.26 mins
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Categories:  Fine art

May

Gillian Reynolds, James Delingpole, Dea Birkett, David Barrie and David Fleming discuss issues facing modern museums, including accessibility for all, visitor interaction and collections.
47.5MB, 100.22 mins
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Categories:  Community and education

April

Dr Paul O'Keeffe recreates William Morris's lecture 'Art, Wealth and Riches' at the Lady Lever Art Gallery.
31.2MB, 66.29 mins
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Categories:  Decorative arts

Dr Paul O'Keeffe delivers a painting of the month talk on Arthur Hacker's 'Pelagia and Philammon' at the Walker Art Gallery.
15.1MB, 32.12 mins
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Categories:  Fine art

March

Photographer Bernard Fallon gives a guided tour of his exhibition at the National Conservation Centre of images of Liverpool from the 1960s and 1970s.
18.3MB, 39.11 mins
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Dr Paul O'Keeffe delivers an object of the month talk on 'Lutyen's Cathedral' at the Walker Art Gallery.
17.2MB, 37.46 mins
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February

Keeper of Art Galleries Julian Treuherz delivers a picture of the month talk on 'The Last Muster' by Herkomer at the Lady Lever Art Gallery.
14.9MB, 32.49 mins
Julian Treuherz
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Categories:  Fine art

January

Sandra Penketh gives a gallery talk on the 'The Decameron' and 'The Enchanted Garden' at the Lady Lever Art Gallery. A transcript of the talk is available.
13.8MB, 29.27 mins
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Categories:  Fine art